natural disasters

UN Gender Focus: gender equality in natural disasters, no women, no peace and women farmers

“Gender equality saves lives when disaster hits”

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Conflict and natural disasters pushing record number of people from homes

Conflict and natural disasters are pushing an unprecedented number of people from their homes, according to the High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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UN spotlights role of meteorological services to safeguard against disasters

Weather, climate and water services play a key role in improving human safety and protecting society against natural disasters, the United Nations stressed today as it marked World Meteorological Day.

Europe’s vulnerability to natural disasters quickly rising – UN agency

The number of natural hazards taking place in Europe increased significantly last year, the United Nations disaster risk reduction agency says, warning that the region’s governments need to implement prevention platforms to significantly reduce the danger they pose to their populations.